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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,321Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 697 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.19M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

20,372

2014

21,867

2015

19,321

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LISINOPRIL 894

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

234

patients, 28% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 878

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

235

patients, 28% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

175

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

5 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

6 18
TRAMADOL HCL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

O 7 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
CLONIDINE HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

12 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

13 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

14 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

18 28
ALPRAZOLAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
GLIPIZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

20 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 58
MEMANTINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

138

patients, 16% of all patients

A 24 76
CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 8
OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 1
JANUVIA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 130
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 40
MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
NAMENDA XR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 36 37
NUEDEXTA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 231
CEPHALEXIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 103
RISPERIDONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 149
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 128
FAMOTIDINE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 121
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 12
LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 34
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 90
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

48 159
ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 67
SUCRALFATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 166
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 155
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

52 98
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 26
LACTULOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 232
LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 199
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 125
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

58 87
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 51
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 154
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 93
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 74
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 65 55
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 65
HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 191
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 201
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 71 269
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 29
KLOR-CON 8 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 74 484
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

75 273
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 138
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 49
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 30
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 25
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 79 241
NOVOLIN N 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 527
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 95
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 21, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.